Directed by Glen Newton
Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson (1948), arr. by John LaBarbera, as played by the Glenn Miller orchestra; according to Leroy Anderson's biographer, Steve Metcalf, Sleigh ride "has been performed and recorded by a wider array of musical artists than any other piece in the history of Western music"; it was #9 on ASCAP's 2017 list of most-played holiday songs.
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Dan Theobald, trumpet)
Someone to Watch Over Me by George and Ira Gershwin (1926), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)
All the Things You Are by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II (1939), arr. by Mark Taylor; introduced in the 1939 musical "Very Warm for May".
(featuring alto sax soloist Kay Foster and trumpet soloist Mark Syman)
The Lady is a Tramp by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1937), arr. by Dave Wolpe; from the musical "Babes in Arms"
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with a scat vocal by Keith Miner)
Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience.
I Left My Heart in San Francisco by George Cory and Douglass Cross (1962), arr. by Billy Byers; singer Tony Bennett won two 1962 Grammy awards for his recording of this song: Best Solo Vocal Performance, Male, and Record of the Year. This gold-selling Top Ten hit stayed in the charts for almost three years.
(featuring a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)
Skylark by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael (1941), arr. by Jerry Nowak
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)
Introduction of the trombone section to the audience.
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn (1945), arr. by John Berry; according to popular legend, it was written in Hollywood, California during one of the hottest days on record; it was #3 on ASCAP's 2017 list of most-played holiday songs.
(featuring solos by Bill Pearson, baritone sax, Glen Peterson, tenor sax, Eric Laska, electric bass, and Tom Huelsmann, bass trombone)
All of Me by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks (1931), arr. by Lennie Niehaus; first recorded by Belle Baker ("The Ragtime Singer," who also introduced Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies" in "Betsy"), "All of Me" has become one of the most recorded songs of its era, with notable versions by Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Django Reinhardt and Willie Nelson.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Keith Miner, with a piano solo by Mike Holt, and trombonists George Henly and Glen Newton trading fours)
Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience and demonstration of flugelhorn vs. trumpet.
Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland by Dick Smith and Felix Bernard (1934), arr. by Dave Barduhn; lyricist Dick Smith, a native of Honesdale, Pennsylvania, was reportedly inspired to write the song after seeing Honesdale's Central Park covered in snow. The original 1934
(featuring solos by Tom Huelsmann, bass trombone, and Bill Frank, flute)
(It Seems to Me I've) Heard That Song Before by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne (1942); a huge hit for trumpeter Harry James and vocalist Helen Forrest; sung by Frank Sinatra in the Republic motion picture "Youth on Parade"; charted at # 1 for 13 weeks in 1943.
(featuring trumpeter Mark Syman, with a vocal by Glen Newton)
Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience
Christmas is Just 'Round the Corner by Glen Newton (2012); Newton wrote this song to celebrate the reunion of families separated by overseas military deployments.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn with a vibraphone solo by Glen Newton)
In the Mood by Joe Garland (1939), arr. by Jeff Tyzik
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax; Kay Foster on alto sax; trumpeters Mark Syman, Dan Theobald, and Glen Newton; and Jim Foster on drum set)
Roseville Big Band performers for this concert (left to right):
Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Kay Foster (alto and soprano), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns (left to right): Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen; Glen Newton played 5th trumpet on "All the Things You Are"
Trombones (left to right): George Henly, Keith Miner, Michael Sweet, and Tom Huelsmann; Glen Newton played trombone while Keith sang "All of Me "
Rhythm (front to back): Glen Newton (vibraphone), Mike Holt (piano), Eric Laska (electric bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner
Friday, June 18, 2021.
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